Denny answers:God made His Son Jesus the only way of salvation. If God has chosen to save a person, the all-powerful God can make a way for that person to hear about Jesus.
Jesus died on the cross for sin and became alive again to show He beat sin and death. Only those who trust in the Lord Jesus are saved from sin and go to heaven (John 8:24; 14:6).
But what if a child lives in Africa and never hears about Jesus? Is God fair to punish people in hell if they never even read the Bible?
Even if a person never reads about God and His commands in the Bible, this amazing world shows the Creator, and God has given each person a conscience to know good and evil (Romans 1:16-2:16). Still, people rebel against God. The Bible says we are all born sinners, going our own way and deserving God’s punishment (Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:20; 12:14; Isaiah 53:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
God is a just Judge. He would be fair to send every person to hell, because every person has broken His commands.
But here is good news! Before creating the world, God chose to set His love on some sinners and save them through Jesus (Ephesians1:3-7). God is all powerful, so He can make sure these people hear about Jesus. For example, the Bible tells about a man named Cornelius who was seeking God but didn’t know Jesus. God sent Peter to tell Cornelius about Jesus, and he was saved from his sin (Acts 10).
As God used Peter, God can also use you to tell others about Jesus! Invite a friend to church with you, give your neighbor a Bible, offer the waiter a tract, or share www.gqkidz.org
with your friends.
Go back to:
- “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
- “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
- “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuses” (Romans 1:20).